Profiles of some of our dealers are below (we are still working on the shy ones)
Shop 1 - Ipswich Antique Centre
The Centre itself sells a range of retail items such as furniture polish, jewellery bags, plate stands, magazines and assorted other items related to the trade. We are retailers of Howard Products, a range of popular restoration items you may use to maintain your precious collection in tip-top shape.
In addition, the Centre acting as an Antique Dealer in its own right offers a small number of antiques and / or collectables for sale where those sorts of items are not generally stocked by any of the other dealers.
Shop 7 - Toys for Boys
Toys for Boys offers ethnographic items such as Australian Aboriginal and New Guinea artefacts plus tools, instruments and books. Not really only for boys! We are keen to promote the wide range of Material Culture produced by Australian Aboriginal people.
Shop 8 - Heather & John Mildwaters
Heather and John are directors of the Centre. They have been serious collectors for over 50 years with major interests in Australian Colonial furniture, Victorian and earlier English furniture and porcelain, art glass, Oriental, Australian pottery, Australian art, books and catalogues and Australian Aboriginal artefacts. When they have to make room for something new, this is where the old item appears.
Shop 9 - Antipodes Antiques
Antipodes Antiques have been general dealers for over a quarter of a century. They offer a range of items including Australian Colonial furniture, English furniture, glassware, Australian pottery, porcelain, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Brass and iron beds are a speciality.
Shop 24 - Sachs and Cornish
Sachs & Cornish are general antique dealers who specialise in lamps with hand made shades.
Shop 25 - Susan Burke
As a lover of antiques and old beautiful things, the one area I always thought was somewhat neglected was pictures. What is the point of having beautiful antique furniture without a complimentary range of pictures?
After identifying art as the forgotten aspect of the antique market, with pictures often relegated to the floor or behind piles of sfuff, I decided to search the globe to find beautiful, inspiring, different, unique or unusual pieces, so that decors could be properly complete. No home has a heart if there is no art on the walls to capture, enrapture, and take the mind to places it might not otherwise experience (anyway that is how I feel).
I have a particular penchant for the 1920-30's era but, no matter what its vintage, I will buy anything that I think is beautiful, unique, inspiring, different, unusual or even bizarre!
Art is not just pictural, so I will be providing all sorts of interesting items, large and small, expensive and hopefully not so expensive - I hope you enjoy my shop. Look for my pieces displayed on the walls and in one of the front cabinets.
Shop 26 - Vicki Bishop
Vicki is a Felt Artist and will be offering a selection of her fabulous creations as well as a range of antique and collectable smalls. Felt is a traditional craft of making a wool fabric by rolling merino wool with soap and water. Vicki combines this with a technique called "nuno felting" on silk to give a light, fun, strong material that drapes the body beautifully.
Shop 27 - Vintage Graphics
Vintage Graphics offers ready to frame quality prints in a wide range of vintage subjects.
Shop 28 - Roundabout Antiques
Roundabout Antiques, established 1996, is owned by the Neilsen family and offers a magnificent selection of premium quality old and contemporary porcelain and glass including special pieces of Moorcroft, Royal Doulton and Royal Worcester.
Roundabout Antiques are authorised retailers of contemporary Moorcroft Pottery, and have a great selection of new releases, Australian Exclusives, Limited Editions and Prestige pieces for purchase at the Centre. They also have beautiful historical pieces by William Moorcroft and Walter Moorcroft for sale.
You can read more about Roundabout Antiques at www.roundaboutantiques.com.au
Shop 32 - Parker International
Parker International are long established dealers,valuers, importers and wholesalers. They trade in a range of items including furniture, fine art and collectables and specialise in Oriental antiques and modern archectural and decorator items in marble and cast iron. More details are available at www.parkerinternational.com.au.
Shop 34 - Marcasite & More
Marcasite and More supply an extensive range of craftsmen designed and hand set Sterling silver and marcasite jewellery.
For more details, please see our web site at www.marcasiteandmore.com.au.
Shop 38 - Merchants of Miscellany
I'm Rachel Mullard, founder and principal dealer of the Merchants of Miscellany.
I've always loved things that are bizarre, unique, unusual or just have a great story. After a lifetime of collecting such 'wonderful things', it seemed appropriate to find a way to share this passion with the world ... Merchants of Miscellany is the result. The way I see it, every antique was once brand new. Someone designed it and made it, then sold it in a shop. Someone else loved it so much that they bought it, used it, and passed it along when they no longer needed it. The ethos of Merchants of Miscellany is built around this concept- finding each 'wonderful thing' its next loving home.
While the main focus is on vintage items with character, you will find the odd piece that has been upcycled, repurposed or restored to its former glory. Here you will find vintage glassware (art glass, depression glass, carnival glass), funky tea pots / sets / cups, and unusual things (need an original Indian floor Charkha?). If you're interested in interesting things, pay the Merchants of Miscellany a visit at Shop 38.
Shop 47 - Antony's Attic
Antony's Attic is a general dealer in collectables and specialises in Australian pottery and European glassware.
Shop 50 - Nick Koomen
Nick has been a general dealer in furniture and collectables for over 30 years. He is now disposing of his long-held personal collection and is offering a range of both utilitary and quirky items.
Shop 52 - Lavender Leadlights
Sue Russ of Lavender Leadlights offers a range of pre-made and custom leadlight products traditionally handcrafted to high standards.